Jason Leman is the Green Party candidate for Ecclesall Ward in the local elections on May 3rd.
“I’ve lived in Ecclesall for over ten years and it has become my home. We’ve had a lot of issues locally. Supermarkets have opened in the area and put the squeeze on local shops. Demand for school places has increased with a lot of families moving to the area, but the route towards solutions has been a bit haphazard. I’ve helped out with campaigns, including the protest against the felling of the Rustlings Road trees and scrutiny of the new Bannerdale school. Lately we’ve been promoting the new Greystones and Whirlow 20mph area, making sure local people are aware of the scheme and the reasons behind it.”
“As Government cuts put ever more pressure on Council services, especially for those struggling to get by, we need to push for changes in Sheffield. In Ecclesall we’re also working to make our area more sustainable. We have promoted what people can do differently – from making gardens greener to throwing a street party! A low-carbon lifestyle is about putting caring and happiness above buying stuff that we don’t need. It’s good for us and our planet.”
“I work as a researcher, a parent, and as a PhD student. As a former research assistant to the Sheffield Green Group on the Council, I have seen the positive impact Green councillors can make. It’s a pleasure to support the Greens in Sheffield.”